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Dental Hygiene AAS Degree

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Dental Hygiene


Downtown Milwaukee Campus 


MATC Preparing for Dental Hygiene Accreditation

MILWAUKEE (January 31, 2017) – Milwaukee Area Technical College is preparing for an accreditation visit for its dental hygiene program this spring. Members of the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation will visit the Downtown Milwaukee Campus May 2nd and 3rd.

A component of the visit includes review of comments from students and patients. Individuals may submit their signed comments to the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1/800-621-8099, extension 4653. The deadline for comments is April 1, 2017.

Signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to MATC officials. Comments must pertain only to the standards for the dental hygiene program or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process.

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Dental hygienists work under the supervision of dentists and perform such duties as teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, x-ray processing and dental health counseling. Clinical experience is acquired in MATC’s dental hygiene clinic and several external sites. After graduation, you will be eligible to write the National Board of Dental Hygiene examination, and state or regional practical examinations.

While we follow all standard precautions and infection control protocols, there is potential for exposure to blood and other potentially infections materials. The Bloodborne Pathogen policy is available by contacting the Dental Hygiene Program.

Career Outlook: Employment prospects for licensed dental hygienists are good. Positions may be found in private dental offices, nursing homes and school settings.

Career Pathway: This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Program Code: 10-508-1

Start Dates: August/January

This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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Candidates accepted in each petition window should expect to take Dental Health Safety (DENHYG-101) during the next semester. DENHYG-101 is the only program course taken during the next semester after acceptance through the petition process. Upon successful completion of DENHYG-101, students will be permitted to begin designated core technical courses the following semester. See table below:


 Petition Window:  Take DENHYG-101:   Begin Core Technical Courses:
 August 1-31   Next spring semester  Next fall semester
 January 2-31   Next fall semester  Next spring semester

Special Admission Requirements: One year of high school-level biology and chemistry.

Career Cluster: Health Sciences

Detailed Program Information

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 Course Requirements (link)


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